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New law clears way for bilingual teaching in Mass. public schools

The law overturns a 15-year-old ballot measure that supported English-only teaching.

Local politics

Trump Calls UCLA Player’s Father an ‘Ungrateful Fool’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may be on vacation at his resort in Florida, but he was up early on Wednesday, railing against a college basketball player’s father — “ungrateful fool!” — and the NFL in a series of Twitter posts before 6 a.m.

Trump supports Moore in Alabama despite allegations

President Trump offered support for Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing sexual relations with girls as young as 14.

Senate releases tax bill text ahead of ‘unusually fast’ vote

The Senate released the 515-page text of its sweeping tax legislation for the first time Monday evening.

Democrats move swiftly against Conyers amid latest harassment charges

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, moved swiftly on Tuesday against the House’s longest serving lawmaker.

A lawyer said Michigan Representative John Conyers will address complaints about his conduct after Thanksgiving.

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Ethics lawyer says Conyers mistreated her during her years on Capitol Hill

Ethics lawyer says Conyers mistreated her during her years on Capitol Hill

LaVar Ball said President Trump did not have a major role in getting his son out of a Chinese jail.

Trump calls father of freed UCLA player an ‘ungrateful fool’

President Trump resumed taunting the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China.

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Trump, top lawmakers to meet to discuss averting shutdown

President Trump and congressional leaders plan to meet next week to discuss how to avert a potential government shutdown at the end of the year.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Mass. AG launches investigation into Uber data breach

The move comes after Uber revealed it had concealed a 2016 breach in which hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers.

“The United States can and should do far better,” Cardinal Seán O’Malley said.

Cardinal O’Malley warns of ‘dire consequences’ of ending TPS program for Haitians

Earlier this week, the Trump administration determined that conditions have improved in Haiti, putting Haitian immigrants’ status in question.

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